Tag Archives: Fitness

Why Low-Calorie Diets Suck

The weight loss industry is a multi-million dollar industry and much of it is extremely frustrating with little to know scientific backing. From diet plans, workout programs, and supplements we are bombarded by “quick” ways to lose 20 pounds. Like most things in life, good things comes to those who …

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4 Benefits of Eccentric Training

We’ve all heard it, “control the weight on the way down.” But why?? Avoiding injury? Sure, but there is more to it though. Eccentric training can be a powerful tool in building muscle and explosive strength. Types of Muscle Contraction Muscle action or contraction can be divided into three different …

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GTS Quick Tip: Jump to a Bigger Squat

Welcome to the first ever GTS Quick Tip. This will be the occasional quick post that will have some actionable advice to add to your workout program right away. For the first installment of the GTS Quick Tip I’ll show you one way to increase your squat performance with one …

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Squat Progression: Teach Yourself to Squat

The squat is as functional an exercise that you can find. From sitting down on the toilet to jumping, the squat is found everywhere. The squat is a fundamental movement pattern that comes before walking. As babies we are able to squat with ease, but as adults?? Not so much. …

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8 Plank Variations To Keep Things Fresh

Plank Variations

Last week I wrote about some common mistakes people make when using the plank to develop core strength and one of those included holding the plank for too long(Click HERE to find that article). So you may be asking, “How do I progress or keep it fun??” Today I’m going …

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Beginners’ Home Gym Essentials

There are only 24 hours in the day, not enough time most days to get everything done. Often our fitness goals get pushed to the back because we just don’t have time for them. Between picking your kids up from school and that all important work project that keeps you …

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Plank Mistakes and How to Correct Them

The plank maybe the most popular and most widely used core exercise known to man and with good reason. The plank is easy to use for anybody. It requires no equipment, all you need is your body. Multiple variations also allow you to fend off boredom in your workouts Dr. …

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Why You Should Be Doing The Face Pull

Go to any local gym on a Monday, International Chest Day, and you will see a sea of dudes with jacked up shoulders bench pressing. Many having to fight through pain on every rep. It seems to be in the DNA of men especially to want to press something off …

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HICT: The Lifter’s Cardio

I dislike cardio, in an eating celery kind of way. It’s probably good for me but that doesn’t mean I like it. I’ve even written an article about how Cardio Sucks but I have begun to back off a bit. I still think their are better ways to lose weight …

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A Better Warm-up

The warm-up is an essential aspect of each training session but most people seriously neglect it. Walk into most gyms and the most warm-up you will see is a couple sets of bench with 135 and some arm swings to get loosened up. Even worse you may see the person …

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